Facing Forward to End Homelessness (Facing Forward) ends the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals by offering hope, help and housing. Facing Forward utilizes a Housing First model which provides permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals, families, and veterans. Under this model, we first ensure that clients have a safe stable home and then we empower them as they lead a forward-facing life. By providing permanent housing and a full array of services, including case management, healthcare, referrals for substance abuse treatment, mental health issues, education and job training, we give people experiencing homelessness in Chicago the tools they need to reclaim their lives.
Facing Forward is committed to empowering all individuals to envision a brighter future. We are always striving to ensure our approach is reflective of the unique paths which have led people to Facing Forward. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where each member of Facing Forward is empowered to be themselves, share ideas, and contribute to the mission and vision of the organization. We believe that we are stronger together. We want to serve as a foundation, and work in partnership with clients, staff, vendors, and community partners. In unity, we can work to prevent and end homelessness for our clients; to partner and guide them on their journey toward stability, health, and self-sufficiency.
The Education Advocate focuses on the educational needs of children from Kindergarten through High School who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness. The Education Advocate provides one-on-one support to students and parents, develops relationships with school- and community-based programs, and develops education-focused programming. This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends necessary. A car is required to conduct home visits throughout the city of Chicago.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Direct Service Provision (70%)
Staff Development (10%)
Program Administration (20%)
Skills and Abilities:
Certification/License: Valid driver’s license and insurance
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
This description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities and is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities. The employee holding this position may be required to perform additional duties to meet the needs of the organization.
Tagged as: United States
Endeavor Schools at AMIS-Cliff Valley is seeking experienced and reliable ...Apply For This Job
Description We are Flexible! We are Fun! We are the Future of the Classroom! Who is Elevate K-12: Elevate K-12...Apply For This Job
Child Development / Early Childhood Education Part-Time Instructor – Pool Saddleback College Job Category: Faculty CTA Job Opening Date:...Apply For This Job
MIDWEST MANAGEMENT GROUP Physical Education Teacher K-8 / $45K-$50K / Bay City, MI Why Us: Opportunity: To Grow.Longevity: Our staff is...Apply For This Job
School Year: 2022-23 Teaching at Achievement First: Achievement First invites passionate educators to apply for the position of Physical Education...Apply For This Job
Description Job Purpose:Develops and nurtures children by planning and implementing educational programs; providing day-care; keeping children safe. Duties:* Stimulates emotional,...Apply For This Job